Seasonal Meetings Archive
February 3, 2012 Winter Meeting
Breakout Sessions: "Best Practices Show-and-Tell"
Session A - 3:45-4:15 pm
- Engaging with the Educational Wing of your Professional Society: Why, When and How
- Technology and Teaching in the Clinical Environment: The iPad, APeX and Beyond
- Adventures in assessment
Session B - 4:20-4:50 pm
- Linking Education and Clinical Quality
- New Curricular Content for the 21st Century
- Novel Uses of Educational Technology (Video, ARS, etc.)
November 2, 2011 Fall Meeting
We began the meeting with interactive presentations by working group chairs, followed by a conversation and Q&A with Vice Dean Catherine Lucey. This was a terrific opportunity to get to know Dr. Lucey and learn about her priorities for medical education. Vice Dean Lucey will also be featured in "Academy 2011", our annual magazine, which goes to press soon. Contact Cynthia Ashe at email@example.com for information about viewing the webcast of the meeting, or for a summary of the discussion with working group chairs.
June 3, 2011: Summer Academy Meeting
Attendees began prioritizating Academy activities in FY13. After a Q and A with the leaders of the task forces working on leadership transitions, communication within the Academy, and outreach to "Group 2" teachers, and a (very) brief overview of budget projections for the next three years, the group broke into small groups to discuss:
1. Using educational technology to increase teaching efficiency--can the Academy help and, if so, how?
2. Maximizing the value of Academy programs and activities--what we should stop doing or do entirely differently, and why?
3. Partnerships and collaborations--are there opportunities to leverage our investment in programs such as TOP and Innovations Funding through thoughtful affiliations, without blurring or weakening our identity?
February 14, 2011: Winter Meeting
A conversation with Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellman, MD
November 17, 2010: Fall Meeting
Attendees considered educational trends and campus-wide issues and discussed the opportunities (and threats) that these might present. Topics included assessment, leadership, education and clinical outcomes and curricular integration. Download a pdf summary of the small group discussion points and meeting evaluation.
November 16, 2009: Fall Meeting
At the meeting, Academy members and guests generated a collection of key points about time-efficient teaching and educational resources. Download a pdf of the document.
Monday, January 25, 2010: Winter Meeting with guest Glenn Regehr, PhD, University of British Columbia. Dr. Regehr gave a great talk entitled, "It's NOT Rocket Science: Rethinking the Research Imperative in Health Professions Education". His talk and a Q&A session were followed by an Academy business meeting: Criteria for Continuing Membership.
Rethinking the research imperative in health professions education:
Consistent with the physical sciences model for "ideal" research, the health professions education community has adopted an outcomes-based, hypothesis-testing, randomized controlled trial approach as the archetypal model for accruing evidence and understanding in our field. This emphasis on the value of hypothesis testing and the attendant "imperative of proof" in our research approaches have translated poorly to the domain of education with a resulting denigration of the domain as "soft" and "unscientific" and a distrust of the knowledge acquired to date. Using examples from the education literature and analogies to the physical sciences, this talk will reconsider the place of the outcomes-based, hypothesis-testing RCT models of research in the production and evolution of "scientific" knowledge, and will offer an alternative model based on an imperative of improvement rather than an imperative of proof. Practical implications for enhancing research and practice in health professional education will be discussed.
Monday, March 15, 2010: Fundraising 101 (Primer for Academy Members only): 2-3:30pm, Faculty-Alumni House. Joe Niesen, Executive Director of Development, and colleagues Regan Botsford, Olivia Herbert and Carrie Smith gave an interactive presentation about the important role you can play in helping your patients achieve their philanthropic goals. We explored ways you can respond to patients who express a deeper interest in your work, how to work with development professionals to cultivate an appropriate philanthropic relationship, and how you can provide your patients with an opportunity to act on their values and express their appreciation to you, to UCSF and to the Academy of Medical Educators by creating a meaningful gifting experience. We also addressed ways to cultivate and steward alumni who wish to share their appreciation for the education they received at UCSF.
May 12: Forum on Measuring the Educational Mission: 2-3 pm, N-217. In February 2010, Dean Hawgood charged a task force with devising a system to account for educational effort. This forum was an essential first step toward developing a sustainable funding model for medical education. Task force chair Dan West, MD, spoke about the system under consideration and Academy members and guests provided feedback.
Friday, June 11, 2010: Summer Meeting: The Academy Celebrates Teachers: 3-5 pm, Faculty-Alumni House. We acknowledged spring teaching award recipients, announced the Kim Award winner, and Molly Cooke presented an interesting and interactive talk on "Socio-cultural Theories of Learning: Practical Insights for Busy Teachers". Slides from Molly's talk are available; please email Kathleen Land with your request.
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